Nagoya Chubu Airport

Central Japan's Hub

Nagoya Chubu Airport

Central Japan's Hub

Viewing Deck at Nagoya Chuba AirportAn airport with many names! The call sign is “NGO” meaning Nagoya, but the official name is “Chubu International Airport” (Chubu is the wider area around Nagoya, and it also means “Central”in Japanese), and you will also here it referred to by it’s nickname “Centrair” (thought to be an abbreviation of the name translated in to English – “Central Japan International Airport”). Basically if you hear “Chubu Airport” or “Centrair” they are talking about the new Nagoya International airport, located on a man-made island about 35km south of Central Nagoya City.

The airport opened in 2005, and is one of the most modern airports in Japan. Being offshore, it can operate 24 hours a day, however late night flights are generally limited to freight.

After starting with a hiss and a roar, the airport saw several airlines withdraw from NGO as a destination up until about 2013. Since then the airport has seen quite a lot of growth in the short haul international market from Asia, flying narrow-bodied aircraft. There are still intercontinental flights with Lufthansa and Finnair flying from Europe, and Delta coming in from Hawaii and Detroit.

For ease of use, Nagoya is one of the best airports in Japan. A couple of close by hotels, and a direct rail link into central Nagoya make this a popular airport for travelers.

Transfers to Ski Resorts from Chubu Airport

to Hakuba Valley

to Nozawa Onsen

to Myoko Kogen

To Madarao Kogen

To Shiga Kogen